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The Wonder Years' Poetic Pop-Punk
By Renee Chavez [ Fri Oct 10 2014 2:00 PM ]
The Wonder Years play some emo-infused punk tunes at Sunshine Theater.
We're With You, Against Me!
By M. Brianna Stallings [ Wed Oct 1 2014 9:00 AM ]
Punk masters Against Me! take the stage at Launchpad.
The Mule Still Kicks Ass: Gov't Mule at Sunshine
By Renee Chavez [ Mon Sep 29 2014 12:00 PM ]
Southern rock band Gov't Mule play some haunting and funky tunes at this rollicking show.
A Feast for Folk Fans: Conor Oberst at Sunshine
By Renee Chavez [ Mon Sep 22 2014 12:00 PM ]
Conor Oberst, formerly of Bright Eyes, takes the stage with some folk-infused ditties.
Playing Goddess: Animales Animados
By August March [ Fri Sep 5 2014 4:00 PM ]
Ride the Thunder
By Geoffrey Plant [ Fri Aug 29 2014 12:00 PM ]
There's no greater compliment this writer can bestow on Nik Turner's Hawkwind than describing latest single “Fallen Angel STS-51-L” as reminiscent of the psychedelic-punk sound of Chrome and the ongoing work of main man Helios Creed. When Turner's current Hawkwind incarnation played Low Spirits earlier this year, they kicked out the jams with impressive consistency, complete with visuals, writhing, gyrating and go-go dancing. Nik Turner's Hawkwind doesn't just perform standards in the “greatest hits” style so many bands past their prime tend toward; instead, they offer new material that equals the classics in intensity and weirdness.
The extensive Mighty Thunder Rider tour also features heavy sets by self-described Krautrock/prog rock group Hedersleben—also Nik Turner's backing band, featuring excellent guitar work by U.K. Subs' Nicky Garratt—and Witch Mountain, “top-tier purveyors of American doom.” Also on the bill for this Launchpad (618 Central SW) show tomorrow night are Albuquerque's finest stoner rock outfit Black Maria, who are recording a new album slated for release in the near future; look forward to fresh material from these giants among men. As for the concert, don't worry if the volume makes your ears bleed: That's the way all these bands roll. Doors are at 8pm, and $12 gets you in. Launchpad • Sat Aug 30 • 9pm • $12 • 21+ • View on Alibi calendar
Melt Your Face Off
By Constance Moss [ Fri Aug 22 2014 2:00 PM ]
Hear tunes by Corrosion of Conformity, BL'AST!, Brant Bjork and Lord Dying.
The Soul of Maxwell
By August March [ Fri Aug 15 2014 2:00 PM ]
Hear some neo-soul from one of its most notable progenitors at Legends Theater.
Rubberneckin': Toadies in the Duke City
By Constance Moss [ Mon Jul 28 2014 10:00 AM ]
The Vortex Beyond: Man or Astro-Man?
By August March [ Fri Jul 18 2014 1:30 PM ]
Listen up, humans of Earth: There is surf rock in outer space. Like the otherworldly music of Sun Ra, it passed through Alabama before spreading like a crazy, unavoidable virus across this material realm. If you find yourself befuddled by the possibilities, set your mind at ease by checking out Man or Astro-Man? on Sunday, July 20. It's all happening at the perfect venue for hosting excellent extraterrestrial expeditions, the Launchpad (618 Central SW).
After spending the past decade visiting the vasty deep beyond our fragile sphere, band members Birdstuff, Coco the Electronic Monkey and Star Crunch make landfall in Burque to perform tracks from their latest, greatest extra-solar transmission Defcon 5…4…3…2…1, as well as revisiting their wickedly precise and witty tuneage from the '90s, including tracks from Intravenous Television Continuum, Experiment Zero and the What Remains Inside a Black Hole comp. In conjunction with this rare, star-gazing visitation, earthbound Alabaman act Wray supports their self-titled debut with some intense sonic shoe-gazing while Portlandite harbinger of hip Sallie Ford adds a grounded but hard-rocking complement to the acute angles and blurry nebulas being traversed on stage. Tickets for this 21-plus show are 13 Federation Credits. The airlocks engage at 7pm, and the countdown commences at 8pm. Launchpad • Sun Jul 20 • 8pm • $13 • View on Alibi calendar
From Flaccid To Fantastic! at Self Serve
This lecture covers and discusses the common causes of erectile dysfunction.
Malbec Wine Tasting at Slate Street Café
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